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Solimar Otero's Afro-Cuban Diasporas in the Atlantic World (Rochester PDF

By Solimar Otero

ISBN-10: 1580463266

ISBN-13: 9781580463263

ISBN-10: 1580464734

ISBN-13: 9781580464734

Afro-Cuban Diasporas within the Atlantic World explores how Yoruba and Afro-Cuban groups moved around the Atlantic among the Americas and Africa in successive waves within the 19th century. In Havana, Yoruba slaves from Lagos banded jointly to shop for their freedom and sail domestic to Nigeria. as soon as in Lagos, this Cuban repatriate neighborhood grew to become referred to as the Aguda. This group outfitted their very own local that celebrated their Afrolatino historical past. For those Yoruba and Afro-Cuban diasporic populations, nostalgic structures of kin and group play the position of narrating and finding a longed-for domestic. through offering a hyperlink among the workings of nostalgia and the development of domestic, this quantity re-theorizes cultural imaginaries as a resource for diasporic neighborhood reinvention. via ethnographic fieldwork and examine in folkloristics, Otero unearths that the Aguda determine strongly with their Afro-Cuban roots in modern occasions. Their fluid id strikes from Yoruba to Cuban, and again back, in a way that illustrates the actually cyclical nature of transnational Atlantic group association.

Solimar Otero is affiliate Professor of English and a folklorist at Louisiana nation collage. Her examine facilities on gender, sexuality, Afro-Caribbean spirituality, and Yoruba conventional faith in folklore, literature and ethnography. Dr. Otero is the recipient of a Ruth Landes Memorial examine Fund provide (2013), a fellowship on the Harvard Divinity School's Women's stories in faith application (2009 to 2010), and a Fulbright award (2001).

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